News: February 2018

Bangor researchers contribute to advancing dementia research strategy

Dr Gill Windle and Emeritus Professor Bob Woods, of the Dementia Services Development centre, part of BIHMR in the School of Healthcare Sciences were part of the Alzheimer’s Society taskforce of leading UK clinicians and researchers in dementia, UK funders of dementia research, people with dementia and carer representatives developing the first ‘dementia research roadmap for prevention, diagnosis, intervention and care by 2025’.

Publication date: 23 February 2018

Magnificent Seven - Bangor Students shortlisted in seven categories in Student Nursing Times Awards 2018

Students in Bangor University’s highly ranked School of Healthcare Sciences have been shortlisted in no less than seven categories for this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards. The School as a whole was also shortlisted in the ‘Partnership of the Year’ category.

Publication date: 23 February 2018

Welsh people want more done to prevent illness and improve their health - even if it means spending less on healthcare

53 per cent of people in Wales agree that more money should be spent on preventing illness and less on treating it. Only 15 per cent disagreed.

The national Stay Well in Wales survey, run by Public Health Wales and Bangor University, found that the Welsh public have a strong preference for more public health regulation and intervention.

Publication date: 16 February 2018

Bangor University School of Healthcare Sciences Wrexham Campus Taster Day for the healthcare professions

A hugely successful Taster Day was held on Thursday 8th February for anyone considering a career in nursing, radiography or midwifery.

Publication date: 12 February 2018

Creating a Dementia inclusive Wales

This March an all Wales Dementia Conference will be taking place in Venue Cymru, Llandudno. This event builds on the success of the North Wales Dementia Network and new partnerships within Social Care and people affected by dementia.

Publication date: 12 February 2018

Hen Blant Bach nominated for International Film & Television Award

A programme, of which Bangor University was an integral part, has received international praise by reaching the 2018 New York Festivals International Film and Television Awards final.

Hen Blant Bach, a production by Darlun production company is nominated in the Community Portraits category. The series was a new factual format for S4C, and followed the social experiment which brought older people and nursery children together to share their day care.  The programmes documented the transformative positive effects that can be brought about by bringing these two groups together.

Publication date: 12 February 2018

Dementia care improved by just one hour of social interaction each week

Increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour a week improves quality of life when combined with personalised care.

Bangor University's Dementia Services Development Centre at the School of Healthcare Sciences contributed to a large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which found that the approach also saves money.

Publication date: 7 February 2018

Student volunteers help to support the recovery of mental health patients

People with complex mental health problems are being supported in their recovery thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of student volunteers. 

Publication date: 5 February 2018